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19th August 2016
Apprenticeships provide alternative future to university

As thousands of students receive their A-Level results this week they face the daunting challenge of what to do next. For many years university has been seen as the primary route to a successful future, but the growing number of students moving straight into the world of work via an apprenticeship is increasing year on year.  

8th August 2016
Sam Collett, LEC, Birmingham

Welcome to the newest member of our team! Sam Collett has  joined our Birmingham office as a Lead Energy Consultant. Sam’s areas of expertise cover energy efficiency and sustainability strategies, energy auditing, thermal modelling, renewable energy feasibility studies and planning advice.

He is an accredited ESOS Lead Assessor, On Construction Domestic Energy assessor, Level 5 Non-Domestic EPC Assessor, Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment 2014 Assessor.

4th August 2016
Smart meter energy useage bahavioural change

Do you have a Smart meter in your home to keep track of your energy useage? Smart Energy GB, a Government body set up to encourage the installation of Smart meters, is using the concept of ‘behaviourial change’ to drive a difference in how consumers think about energy.

Although this is achieved mainly through incentives and social media shares, could greater consumer awareness of energy useage have wider implications across business and even help to drive changes in energy policy?

2nd August 2016
Willmott Dixon slave for the day Shelter

On 29th July Matthew Raybould, Operations Director at Willmott Dixon, was our ‘slave for the day’ at the Northampton office.

The Directors at Willmott Dixon were recently challenged by their COO John Waterman to raise as much money as possible for the charity Shelter in seven hours, in an Apprentice-style challenge.

Matthew volunteered his time as a 'slave for a day' as a prize through a fundraising auction and Briggs & Forrester was one of the successful bidding companies!

15th July 2016
Leadsom and Clark reshuffle

Various changes have taken place within the government's energy and environment departments following the reshuffle by new PM Theresa May earlier this week.

Andrea Leadsom is the new Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary.

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has been scrapped. The energy portfolio will now be covered by a new department led by former communities secretary Greg Clark.

It will be called the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

7th July 2016
Green Building Roadshows Sheffield, Leicester

Two recent events have provided lots of opportunities for the LEC team to share how we can help with future planning and compliance needs. Thank you to everyone who visited us at The Green Buildings & Facilities Roadshows at Sheffield and Leicester. We talked with visitors across a broad spectrum from Local Authority representatives, to developers, to architects.

Common discussion topics included Part L compliance, feasibility studies, energy evaluation of existing building stock and ensuring compliance for 2018 limits of F&G EPC ratings.

7th July 2016
Energy efficicency at Wimbledon

Wimbledon weekend is just around the corner! But how much do you know about the energy planning and monitoring that goes on at the All England Club?

Key recommendations, based on energy audit and carbon foot printing, have been applied to keep the tournament as efficient as possible, now and in the future:

28th June 2016
Green Building & Facilities Roadshow Leicester

We’ll be at The Green Building & Facilities Roadshow on Tuesday July 5th in the Walkers Hall, King Power Stadium, Leicester.

Come and see us to talk about energy compliance, BREEAM and Code submissions and the delivery of Part L compliance and Energy Performance Certificates.

23rd June 2016
RoSPA Health and Safety award winners

Congratulations to everyone in the Briggs and Forrester Group, but particularly to our Health & Safety Team. They received Briggs and Forrester’s 2016 RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards at a gala event in London on Tuesday. Our Group achieved a Gold Medal for the fifth consecutive occasion and the division Engineering Services achieved the President’s Award, following 13 consecutive Gold Awards.

Our photo shows the Group Health & Safety Team: (l:r) Robbie Adderley, Daniel Payne, Zoe Fitzhugh, Alex Smith, Steve Watson and Tom Chadwick.

16th June 2016
Management buy out Briggs and Forrester Mike Stanton

The 23-person Management Team at the Briggs and Forrester Group have increased their equity stake in the business to 60% following a Management Buyout that was completed on 10 June 2016, supported by funding provided by Barclays Bank Plc.

This follows the Group’s long term strategy of remaining an owner-managed business which commenced with the partial management buyout completed in 2006, where the management team acquired 20% equity in the business.

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